Wanna give your kids a head start?

Help them play (Slate): “Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental. It’s this kind of learning, in fact, that allows kids to learn from teachers in the first place.”

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How Google Tests Software

James Whittaker has been sharing the details on the Google Testing blog recently and it has been a fascinating series: “How Google Tests Software – Part One” “How Google Tests Software – Part Two” “How Google Tests Software – Part Three”

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Managing development flow to go faster

Three from Jon Moore (he doesn’t post that often, but when he does, they are must reads, so subscribe!): Jon Moore: “Managing Software Development Flow” Jon Moore: Intuitions about Software Development Flow Jon Moore: How to Go Faster And one from Aaron Held that is related on the “Measurement of Awesome”: “This is kind of […]

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Hyper-local is about community or it fails

There have been numerous efforts at building services focused on local communities, and almost all of them, that have not had a community element to them, have failed to one degree or another. Just being an aggregator is not enough. You need to curate. Moderate. Collate. Summarize. Connect. Most of all – communicate! Sure software […]

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New Karate Kid as good as the original

With so many things from our youth terribly rehashed these days, you gotta celebrate something when it works, and the new Karate Kid did. They did a good job of helping you relate to Dre as bullied. His size, and being so far away in a new home helped considerably, but so did his acting. […]

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Blaming the victim – happens in comics too

Jason Todd was the successor to Dick Grayson as Robin. He was initially a popular character who, through the efforts of writers to give Robin more of an ‘edge’ became less and less so. DC, in a stunt it would never repeat, held a telephone poll on what should be his fate leading to Jason […]

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